Scaffold Law Critics Cite Rising Costs, Defenders Want to See Numbers

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Latest, News, News & Features, Real Estate/Construction, Video

Building owners and contractors are mounting another campaign to modify the state’s Scaffold Law, arguing that the construction safety statute all but guarantees a big payout to workers injured in falls and drives up insurance costs to exorbitant levels. But defenders of the law, who say it’s critical for worker safety, are striking back with legislation of their own that would open up insurance companies’ books to see whether the Scaffold Law is actually raising costs. Assemblyman Francisco Moya is… [More]